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Each month throughout the year, an amazing group of women (and men) comes together to network, share inspirational stories, grow professionally and personally and bring awareness to what is possible for women today. Our breakfast series starts with networking via this innovative new platform followed by a presentation following. Learn more about the TechWomen|TechGirls initiative of NH Tech Alliance.
The Virtual Reality Prescription – A New Frontier in Medicine
In this presentation we’ll review a key brain function that can lead to depression, rumination, and isolation. We’ll talk about fascinating new insights into how to tame this runaway brain function and how Virtual Reality (VR) might become a standard treatment in the future.
Dr. Connelly will explore with you the work Harmony Media – a female-founded startup – is doing in the VR mental health and wellness scene.
Daniela Connelly, Harmony Media, Chief Science Officer
Daniela is a global citizen and for the last 20 years has served as a primary care physician and health care leader in many regions of the world. She understands disease as a complex interplay of not just pathogens but also of the physical and emotional ecosystem each person inhabits. As such, her passion is preventing disease and enhancing well-being through integrative approaches to lifestyle and mental health. Her wisdom is rooted in her deep love of nature. She is a public speaker and an organic farmer. She obtained her MD in Cuenca, Ecuador, completed her residency training at Dartmouth NH, and obtained a Master in Public Health from Boston University. She is Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona and she is a California Health Care Foundation Leadership Fellow. As the Chief Science Officer of Harmony Media, she oversees the research and development of evidence-based technologies that enhance wellbeing.